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Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Posted on: August 25, 2011 3:55 pm
 
By Matt Moore

Turns out it's not just current NBA players locked out getting into trouble. Former NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson was arrested in Georgia Wednesday and is out on bond from multiple traffic violations and failure to meet child support obligations. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Sampson, 51, was pulled over Tuesday evening in the Peachtree Corners area of Gwinnett County when a police officer was doing a license tag check.

The former Houston Rockets center’s license plate was expired.

The officer discovered that Sampson’s license was suspended for failure to meet child support obligations, according to police reports, and that the seven-footer had an open arrest warrant from Duluth for failing to appear in court on a 2008 auto insurance violation.

He was bonded out shortly after midnight Wednesday.
via Former NBA star Sampson arrested in Gwinnett | ajc.com
 
Sampson is most known being one half of the Rockets' twin towers in the mid-80's along with Hakeem Olajuwon. He was a four-time All-Star, the 1983 Rookie of the Year, and a three-time Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award winner. Sampson's career was derailed due to multiple knee injuries that many felt kept the Rockets from being champions earlier. 
Category: NBA
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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:03 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

F the government and the people who protect government as they continue to impose their rule on people. 
Kind of what a goverment is supposed to do isnt it--rule?  Yes our elected official "impose their rule"--dont like it, vote for new officials to change the laws but without the government "imposing their rule" you have anarchy.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:01 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

but the courts suspend his driving rights notice it's his right it's more than a priveledge
Wrong -- driving is not a "right", that is why it requires a "license" issued by the government.  You have no constitutional right to drive a car. 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:59 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Ralph Sampson is not a violent criminal and the justice system is so corrupt that it targets a guy like Sampson. 
Nobody is "targeting" Ralph Sampson anymore than any other person who does not pay their child support.  Come by the local courthouse where I practice law on child support days and see the number or people, of all colors and social status, who are there because the have been charged with felonies or misdemeanors (depending on amount of support owed) for failing to pay child support.  No, Sampson does not make NBA money any more--that said, you can file a motion to modify support obligations where there is a "substantial and continuing change of circumstances" (such as a permanent reduction in income) so that is not an excuse to not pay the court ordered support---why shouldn't Ralph Sampson be required to support his children just like everyone else?



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Ralph Sampson is not a violent criminal and the justice system is so corrupt that it targets a guy like Sampson.  First of all Ralph Sampson does not make the NBA money he used to and his career was cut short due to injuries.  Sampson was nailed in a divorce and ordered to pay sums of money based on his NBA earnings which did not last long and the courts assumed Sampson would be playing for many years.  Sampson has been involved in being an assistant coach so he is gainfully employed.  In terms of the child support and owing back moneis he is in a catch 22 as he is trying to work but the courts suspend his driving rights notice it's his right it's more than a priveledge that the government feels only they can entitle people to be allowed to drive.  Sampson needs to drive to work and he cannot if he is continuously harrassed by the government by disallowing him to register his car and disallowing him to get a driver's license or suspending his license so they can make life more difficult on the guy.

F the government and the people who protect government as they continue to impose their rule on people. 



Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:52 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Always admired him as a player, but sadly not as a father. The line of former wealthy athletes owing child support is growing longer everyday. 



Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 10:52 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Proof?
The statistical data on certain groups of people does speaks for itself.



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 7:26 am
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Have any proof of that accuation Dasme?




Since: Feb 11, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Ralph Sampson arrested in Georgia

Thug life.  That's how he rolls.


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